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New Faculty Orientation

Welcome to Texas Tech University! The Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center is pleased to host Texas Tech University’s New Faculty Orientation. This process is designed to help you make a smooth transition into your faculty role, and there are two important components of this program.

To register for New Faculty Orientation, please click here.  

On Wednesday, August 23rd, the Teaching Academy and the TLPDC will host a workshop titled, "Teaching Foundations for New Faculty." The Teaching Academy is an honorary society of selected Texas Tech faculty members. This important workshop is a wonderful introduction to the teaching culture at Texas Tech University and is supported by our administration and all deans and chairs. This session will be held at the TLPDC and will include a master teacher demonstration and practical discussions about teaching. This event begins at 1:30 and finishes at 4:30.

The second component is the official 2017 New Faculty Orientation which will be held on Thursday, August 24th in the City Bank Suite of the United Spirit Arena from 8:00 to approximately 3:30. This orientation represents a very important opportunity for you to become acquainted with information about the university and to be welcomed by TTU System and university leaders. New Faculty Benefits/Insurance information will also be presented at this session. All new tenure-track faculty members are required to attend; Visiting Professors and Professors of Practice are invited to attend. Department chairs and deans will be invited to join us for lunch on Thursday. 

Please visit New Faculty Resources for additional information and helpful links. For questions regarding New Faculty Orientation, please contact Suzanne Tapp or Kerri Pike via email or by phone at 806-742-0133.

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Teaching, Learning, & Professional Development Center